Strategy

Environment

I wonder, how much attention do we pay to the environment that we are creating? I am not necessarily referring to the physical environment, such as the space, furniture, design etcetera, although that is undoubtedly important; but the cultural and...

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Philosophy

It’s an interesting word and you may feel that it has little or no place in business but the opposite is surely true. As Google is my friend I looked up the word and one of the definitions said “a...

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Take A Little Time

One of the organisations I am involved with used to have a ritual at the beginning of every board meeting. It used to open with a prayer. Now I am not a particularly or overtly religious person and over time...

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Imperative

One of the best things about owning or leading your own business is that you are accountable to no-one. One of the worst things about owning or leading your own business is that you are accountable to no-one. It is...

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Stretch

It is inconceivable that as a species we do not relish stretch. Our species is unique for having an evolutionary history which has overcome every challenge set before it, from the discovery of fire to the invention of the wheel...

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Destination

There is a piece in Alice in Wonderland which goes something like this. “Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t...

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Grateful

I have started a new daily ritual, which involves, among other things, spending some time and effort to list out two or three things every day for which I am grateful. It is an interesting discipline and one which I...

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Cause and Effect

We live in a world that is governed by natural laws and one of the most important laws to understand is that of cause and effect. Things don’t happen randomly and for no reason. The results that we get are,...

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The Trouble with Teams

Teams are the biggest performance multiplier there is. A group of committed individuals working together, towards a common goal does more than add to the output. It multiplies the output. So for many businesses creating a context and a setting...

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Daily Exercise

How common place is it today to see people exercising? All sorts of shapes, sizes, abilities are regularly to be observed, frequently squeezed into unflattering lycra as they dutifully pound the streets of our cities, the lanes of our countryside...

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There are leaders…

There are leaders and then there are business enterprise leaders. The skills and the disciplines required to be a leader or a manager in the twenty first century are huge. I keep pleading, ‘never make someone a manager unless they...

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Routine Will Set You Free

As a business, any business grows, it necessarily becomes more complex. More people mean more relationships, more channels, more products, more opinions all add to, and often multiply, the complexity and one of the challenges that very quickly faces the...